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Nearctic Syllabification: Ne·arc·tic
Pronunciation: /nēˈärktik/ /-ˈärtik/

Definition of Nearctic in English:


1Of, relating to, or denoting a zoogeographical region comprising North America as far south as northern Mexico, together with Greenland. The fauna is closely related to that of the Palearctic region. Compare with Holarctic.
Example sentences
  • Humans introduced Old World sparrows to the Nearctic, Neotropical and Australian regions.
  • Comparisons were made between larvae of C. lari and larvae of other Nearctic species of Ceratophyllus available to us.
  • Striped skunks are native only to the Nearctic region.
1.1 (as noun the Nearctic) The Nearctic region.


Mid 19th century: from neo- 'new' + Arctic.

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